This workshop taught the participants how you don’t need fancy equipment and high-end laboratories for awe-inspiring experiments, but that little gadget in your hands (your portable lab) can do it all—in a way that’s fun, intuitive, and massively accessible.
The focus of this webinar on High School (Grade 8 to 12) Calculus was to grasp the core concepts of the subject using vivid analogies and intuitive online tools, without getting lost in the mechanical definitions and unending algebraic calculations, so you could discover and admire the beauty of calculus itself without distraction, and experience the subject from the core.
The course was held on 27 November 2021 but no worries, you can catch up on the workshop with the recorded session, as linked below!
This was an intensive 2 hours and 15 minutes session, conducted online through the Zoom platform; intended towards teachers and motivated students seeking to explore calculus concepts in a completely new and refreshing way!
The list of participants who attended the workshop, is available here.
The perfect opportunity to dive in if you want to stay ahead of the curve, and have fun..
Details of the Online Workshop
|Instructor Profile||The instructor, Hasan Khan, holds a Master’s Degree in Particle and Nuclear Physics from Finland and has been involved in high school mathematics and physics teaching for over 8 years in Europe (Copenhagen) and in Africa. He is also certified from CERN in teaching physics and from ESA (European Space Agency) in integrating ICT in Physics and Maths education.|
|Prerequisites||• Working knowledge of basic elementary school Algebra, Trigonometry, and Functions are required.
• Access to internet and computer.
• Motivated and curious mind.
• No computer programming experience is needed.
|Intended Audience||The webinar is for high school teachers but highly motivated F.Sc., A-levels, and IB students are more than welcomed to join!|
|Workshop Agenda||1. Making Sense of Mathematics
2. Introduction to Desmos (A Free Application to learn Maths)
3. Limits: Why do we need them?
4. Derivatives: Quantifying the change. Applications.
5. Integration: Area under the curve
6. How come the area under a curve (Integration) is the opposite of slope (derivative)?
7. Gamified learning: Quizizz/Kahoot
|Mode of Delivery||The session was conducted on Zoom from 03:00 pm to 05:10 pm on 27 November 2021, Saturday.|
|Certificates||Students who completed the workshop were awarded a completion certificate.|
List of Participants of Approaching Calculus with GeoGebra and Desmos
|Ghulam Fareed Tumrani
|Muhammad Imran Abbasi|
|Muhammad Zain Khalid|
|Shahzad Ali Nasir|
|Syed Tayyab Iftikhar Sherazi|
The focus of the course was to grasp the core concepts of calculus using concrete analogies, without getting lost in the basic definitions and unending algebraic calculations. Most of the burden of algebra was taken up by GeoGebra App and other free online tools, so one could discover and admire the beauty of calculus itself without any distraction, and explore the subject from the core.
This was a series of five sessions, each being 1 hour and 30 minutes long, conducted online through the Zoom platform.
No formal background knowledge in Calculus was required; however, background knowledge of Algebra, Trigonometry, and Functions was expected. The course was specifically curated for high school students who find calculus “clue-less” but have a motivated and curious mind.
The progression towards a more scientifically immersed community continues as the KSS plans to organize the third Science Mela in October, 2019, in collaboration with the Ali Institute of Education. Since 2019 is the International Year of Periodic Table, our Mela this year will be focused on the wonders of chemistry including elements, minerals, compounds, mining and major industrial processes
The Khwarizmi Science Society will indulge in some math fun with the little ones at Al Huda, Defence Branch on 27th July. The Misbah al Quran Summer Camp organized with the help of life member Momin Uppal will be our second camp this summer and we are so very glad to see the children make the most of their vacations.